The Top 5 Questions to Ask
Gartner recently published a report that predicted: “By 2019, 50% of new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) users will be deployed on DaaS platforms.” It’s a bold statement that reflects a growing trend towards IT simplification. This trend is prompting many CIOs to consider hybrid cloud infrastructure and SaaS vendors for their workspace deployments because they not only offer excellent time to value but also significantly reduced TCO.
The industry waited a long time for simplified VDI
VDI is a perfect fit for “SaaS’ification.” It has historically required significant IT resources to manage and deploy at scale. Just think about all the other software stacks that were complicated to install, configure and manage on-premises, which later proved to be excellent candidates for SaaS. Who remembers doing due diligence for Seibel vs. Salesforce, PeopleSoft vs. Workday, and BMC vs. ServiceNow?
If you haven’t been living under a rock, you must know that numerous EUC vendors have declared that the cloud will be used to deliver the workspace of the future. The irony is that, years ago, these same vendors claimed to provide a “single and integrated” platform for desktops, apps and mobile. Really, though, they never delivered on their promise. Today, they’ve taken the easy way out. They host complicated application software in the cloud and use their marketing dollars to claim DaaS support.
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